Last week, on April 7, Sims, who is Dahill's boss, said he had not heard about the charges against Weekley. He said he would look into it.
The next day, Dahill said that Sims told him he wanted to consider dropping the charges because he believed the case was filed because of Weekley's activism.
On Wednesday, Sims said he talked with Dahill and with Casey and believes there may be strong evidence that Weekley is guilty.
Still, Sims said he is concerned about the motives for the charge.
"It struck me as really odd that this person would be charged shortly after all this stuff [about mountaintop removal] was in the paper," Sims said. "If the County Commission, or whoever employs Mr. Casey, is just trying to get back at him, we wouldn't want to be any part of it."
Logan County Administrator Paul Hardesty said the county investigated Weekley because of three telephone complaints about the alleged dumping, not because of the mountaintop removal issue.
"I don't know where [Sims] is going with that," Hardesty said.
Hoy Murphy, spokesman for the state Division of Natural Resources, said state conservation officers were not involved in the charges against Weekley.
Normally, DNR officers are involved in such cases across the state, Murphy said.